The EU imposes urgent tasks and drastic measures

By: Trademagazin Date: 2023. 03. 06. 10:06

The main goal of the European Union’s energy policy by 2030 is for member countries to reduce their primary energy consumption by 30 percent and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent*. These goals could be achieved in Hungary simply by insulating the family houses, and heating costs could be reduced by up to 50 percent.

The topicality of the topic is given by the fact that since 1998, March 6 has been the International Day of Energy Efficiency, which is why it is worth reviewing the situation in our country. Hungarian family houses consume 10 percent more energy per square meter than the EU average, making Hungary one of the ten EU member states with the highest specific consumption. One of the reasons for this is that the domestic building stock is outdated and outdated in terms of energy efficiency. The sustainability of our buildings can best be improved through thermal insulation. Transportation and heating methods that heavily pollute the air and thus also destroy our health, as well as increasingly expensive energy prices, have now made it obvious that energy efficiency is no longer just a financial issue.

Our country’s energy consumption has not changed significantly since the turn of the millennium. In terms of increasing the proportion of renewable energy, we start from a disadvantage compared to the other EU member states, since while in the EU, on average, 34 percent of the total amount of energy comes from renewable sources, while in our country it is only 13 percent**.

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